Ja'Lon, also known as JB, was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Riverdale, IL. He has always enjoyed being an active member in his community. During his time studying at Western Illinois University, he was initiated as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi (Zeta Mu) Chapter where he provided community service throughout the Macomb area through Kappa Kares. Ja’Lon is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies with minors in Recreation and Broadcasting.
Ja’Lon works with Y.O.U. as an AmeriCorps Y.O.U.th Serve Member and is estatic about starting his work at Old Orchard Jr. High. Ja’Lon has always been drawn to youth development and bringing impact to youth. Ja’Lon served at City Year of Chicago in 2016-17 and now is excited to continue on the path of service to community through positive youth development during his time at Youth & Opportunity United.